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Archives for January, 2012

anxiety

Trusting The Wisdom of My Body…

I'm a perfectionist.

So, naturally, I'm attempting to follow the meal plan designed for me in my Eating Disorders Program right down to every teaspoon, gram, ounce and millilitre.

I am trying to eyeball my portions, but my eyeballs are slow learners.

Plus the stresses of my life make this

I keep forgetting that I don't have to be perfect. No one expects perfection.

I miss the support and camaraderie of the other patients in my group plus...
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eating disorders

Apologizing To My Body…

I have been writing my little fingers to the bone.

Not here, I'm

Though I'd love to be here with you, instead, I'm writing reams about body image ~ mine.

It's exhausting and triggering. Working on recovering from my eating disorder with psychologist, Kim Watson, involves reading two workbooks ~ on body image and self-esteem.

Every day, for at least one hour ~ usually more ~ I do challenging writing exercises that resonate in places I...
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anxiety

Decoding My Body Image…

When I graduated from my six-week Eating Disorders Program on January 6th, I knew much more about metabolism and normative eating.

I had a fresh, liberating understanding of what "normal" eating is for me. For everyone. We need a minimum number of calories for our bodies simply to function.

That number is always ignored by the diet industry. Though I no longer count calories or weigh food or even weigh myself, I know...
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